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HELP PLEASE: Road Trip from New York to Austin

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HELP PLEASE: Road Trip from New York to Austin

Hi TA,

Myself and friends are thinking about driving from New York this July to Austin Texas. We are males in out mid twenties looking to see America, party and experience something different. Ideally would see a combination of lively towns/cities with good night life and some unique sight seeing. We are also not impartial to spending a few days trekking if its worth is as it was in Yosemite last year.

Its a huge amount of the US to cover and we only have 2 weeks so was wondering if anyone could help me out with a few potential routes?

Thank you in Advance,


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1. Re: HELP PLEASE: Road Trip from New York to Austin

That's around 1800 miles which means a few long driving days if you want any long stops en route but the obvious route would take you close to Great Smokeys National Park as well as through Nashville, Memphis and Dallas/Fort Worth.


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2. Re: HELP PLEASE: Road Trip from New York to Austin

Thank you for your reply.

Yes is a heft old distance but we quite like the driving so that isn't an issue. The most important thing is to make sure we go to the right places.

I like your route. Initially this is the route i was thinking about taking however my friend liked was considering going do towards the East Coast Via Washington and Panama city, New Orleans and Houston. What are your thoughts here?

Its quite a difficult decision really as either i go through the Nashville etc or towards the coats really unsure which route would be better... ?

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3. Re: HELP PLEASE: Road Trip from New York to Austin

If you come down the coast then there is Charleston, Savannah, Panama City Beach, New Orleans and San Antonio that are great places to stop.

If you do the Nashville, Memphis route there are other places to stop along the way like Vicksburg and you can even add San Antonio.

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4. Re: HELP PLEASE: Road Trip from New York to Austin

Check out partying in Atlantic City, Ocean City or Myrtle beach but 2 weeks will be a bit short to do all you've planned then.

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